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I have no idea why, but I started wondering...
What genres of games do people always beat?

Personally, I've never failed to complete games in the following genres:
- FPS (despite always playing the hardest difficulty)
- action-RPG
- JRPG (this is probably more patience than skill)
- tactics RPG
- Metroidvania
- action platformer (i.e. Cave Story)

And then there are the genres I never complete:
- point-and-click
- SHMUP (despite loving them anyway)
- traditional Roguelikes(Nethack, DCSS, etc.)
- puzzle
- Zelda-likes (except for Link's Awakening)
- rhythm (I'm a musician, but that doesn't seem to help...)
- arena fighter

Perhaps I only beat the games that are designed for everyone to beat... I don't know. What do other people always beat?
I don't have any genre I always complete as it depends on the game.
But here are the ones I beat more often than others.

- FPS (they are short and fast-paced)
- RPGs
- RTS (though I don't know how you would evaluate when you beat one)
- Point and Click
- Visual Novels
- Tycoon simulators
RTS, FPS. and Dungeon Crawlers are pretty much it, but never on a high difficulty.
I beat Fiddlesticks,once.
There aren't any genres that I always beat. I beat games if they manage to hold my interest which includes having an interesting story, an exciting world to explore and/or not being excruciatingly hard and frustrating. Most of those games are RPGs, story-telling FPS and point and click adventures, some are platformers.

I think I've never beaten any strategy, business sim or sports title, because they don't manage to hold my interest for long enough. I've beaten one or two Diablo-like action RPGs and I've come quite close to completion in others, but I often tend to lose interest in games of this genre somewhere along the way, too, if they're just about hacking, slashing and looting endlessly.
Post edited June 10, 2015 by Leroux
Any game that is a collection fest feeds my OCD, so I usually complete those. The LEGO games are my kryptonite.
How do you beat a sim? Don't they just keep going?
All of them except adventures, although it's mostly their fault, since most of the puzzles are so fucking retarded .
RPG's I tend to always beat.
I'm an completionist, so I tend to finish every game I play, even the bad ones.
I don't play very often RTS, rogue-like, sims, FPS or survival simulators.
tinyE: How do you beat a sim? Don't they just keep going?
They usually have single player campaigns, I'm counting those.
There are genres that always beat me, does that count?
tinyE: How do you beat a sim? Don't they just keep going?
Mattnet: They usually have single player campaigns, I'm counting those.
Yeah, you're right. I didn't think about that.
Really not a genre issue for me. I beat games from any genre but also never complete others from any genre.
I'm guessing it has to do with how involved i am in the game and how much fun i'm getting out of it.